After a long discussion with our fire dept. board members at our last meeting it was apparent we needed to do something with our cadet program. The program has the ability to accept 10 cadets right now we have one. It has become hard to be creative with training for one cadet. If anyone has any insight on how we should go about recruiting new applicants it would be greatly appreciated. As a graduate of this program in 2008, I am still green as far as the fire service is concerned so I am reaching out for help to salvage a program which I feel has great potential if ran correctly. Senior firefighters, chiefs and cadets I am willing to hear all ideas that aren’t insane(no pink elephants or anything please). This is a serious matter to me and with the elders on the department not wanting to instill the effort to recruit I ask for you help.
Firefighter Jake Moomau
Rock Creek Twp. Fire Dept.
Thanks Bill our bylaws state that anyone 14-21 years of age. And yes these are the types of things I am looking for. typicaly we graduate the cadets at the age of 18 to probie firefighters we used the 21 rule so that the new cadets can have mentors inside the program.